“Sugar is good for you!” – and for the people who sell sugar

I just love this. Guess what the Sugar Association recommends in its publication called “Pleasing Picky Eaters’ Taste Buds”? Apparently, “youngsters may find vegetables sprinkled with sugar more enjoyable to eat”. Of course they will. Personally, I’d find corrugated cardboard sprinkled with sugar more enjoyable to eat, too. That does not make it good for me.

And under the “Don’t Worry, Mom” section, the Sugar Association reassures us:

“The good news from dietitians is that adding sugar to fruits, vegetables, grains and other nutritious foods can make their taste, texture and appearance more appealing to children.”

Really?  What credible dietitian on earth would recommend this goofy advice?

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